Specsavers Eye Test and Frames Review

June 16, 2016
I was recently contacted by Specsavers and asked if I would like to review a pair of frames and visit my local store for a complimentary eye test (usual cost £20). As someone who wears prescription glasses to drive and watch TV etc, I was more than happy to accept. 
I booked my eye test over the phone and the man I spoke to was very friendly, helpful and informative. When I walked into Specsavers I was directed upstairs and greeted by a man at the desk who took some of my details before asking me to take a seat in the waiting room. 
The waiting room was quite busy and I was quite surprised by how many members of staff there were. I’m used to having my eyes tested in the supermarket opticians which is pretty small with a maximum of five staff!
The waiting area was comfortable and even had beanbags for children, along with magazines for the grown ups and free wifi!
There were three pre-test tables behind a wall to offer privacy. I really like that there is more than one pre-test area and more than one member of staff seeing to customers as it meant that we didn’t have to wait long.

Zara did my pre-test. She was very friendly, smiley and explained what was going to happen. The pre-test consisted of me looking into a machine at an image of a hot air ballon which moved in and out of focus. This was done on both eyes.

I then moved onto another machine which Zara explained would look at the health of my eyes. I needed to look at the green dot and then there would be a bright flash.

I then went back to the waiting room to wait to be called by the optometrist. Zara walked past and let me know that the optometrist was free and would call me soon. I liked that she kept me updated and didn’t just leave me waiting.

The optometrist, Emma, showed me into a private room and asked me a number of questions about my eye sight and health before carrying out a number of tests and again looking to see what my eye health was like.

I was quite fascinated by the pictures of my eyes and couldn’t resist taking a picture to show my husband! I’ve never seen anything like it before!

After my eye test a man named Ben showed me back downstairs to find a pair of frames I liked. I opted for a pair of Red or Dead 48 glasses which cost £99. Emma recommended having anti-glare (£30) too as I wear my glasses to drive.

I was then shown to a waiting room where, Conor, measured my eyes for the frames. He then advised that he’d check with the lab to see if they had the lenses in stock and then confirmed that they did and that my glasses would be ready to pick up from 4pm the same day!

I was amazed and was very impressed to hear that they’d be ready the same day! Usually I have to wait a good week or two before they’re ready for collection from my usual opticians. I returned to the store once I’d finished work and picked up my new frames.

I absolutely love them! They’re super comfortable and I can see really well through them!

I love the purple and pink design on the arms, along with the Red or Dead logo. They feel sturdy and very good quality.

Overall, I was really impressed with the service I received from Specsavers. Every member of staff I spoke to was very helpful and friendly. I received excellent service and I would definitely return for my next eye test! Thanks Specsavers!

For the purpose of this review I was given a complimentary eye test and frames of my choice. All views and opinions are 100% my own.


  • Sophie P

    June 16, 2016 at 5:58 am

    I always go to Specsavers, never had a problem with them, always great service, plus I love the variety of glasses they have. I have a ridiculously strong prescription so never get same day collection, I wish I could! Your glasses look lovely! 🙂 xx

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    June 16, 2016 at 8:59 am

    I used to go to Specsavers, they've improved the waiting room since i went there last. Your glasses look great x

  • kerry norris

    June 17, 2016 at 6:26 am

    This has reminded me I need to get my eyes tested as I haven't for years. Looks like a great service there X

  • dmellor

    June 17, 2016 at 7:04 am

    This reminds me I need to book an eye test! Sounds like great service. The images of your eyes are amazing aren't they! Potty Adventures. #binkylinky

  • Charlotte tattersall

    June 17, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    They are lovely glasses, I really should book an appointment I'm a year late for mine oops #binkylinky

  • Laughing Mum

    June 17, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Specsavers are alway give a really prompt service! The teen wears glasses (100% of the time) and so I get the girls checked there every year. My only problem with them is that they don't have a huge range glasses that fit the teens head very well (I know they can be adjusted etc) and also the frames that do fit her, there isn't a wide choice of designer frames we find. We always have to get the check done and then head off on a mission for frames at EVERY other shop (the teen is rather hard to buy for lol) and her latest frames were a Chanel pair from David Cudlow, which were expensive at £350 BUT she did get a 2nd pair of Chanel's for free so almost made it worth the expense haha. But yes, Supersavers service is absolute quality and I won't get their eyes checked anywhere else, and the eye pictures ARE amazing I agree! #binkylinky

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